Garden & Greenhouse

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Maintaining the Optimal Greenhouse Temperature is Important

Building a greenhouse in your backyard is a good idea. There are many benefits to having one in your backyard. With a greenhouse in your backyard you will be …

The Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Growing Orchids

Even for people who are familiar with gardening, growing orchids can pose a unique challenge. These flowers tend to have a reputation for being finicky or …

Balcony Gardening

“I wish I had more space for plants,” is a complaint I hear countless friends who live in apartments. Their gardening seems limited to windowsills. They …

B is for Birch – Betula papyrifera

We live in an area where Paper Birch trees grow, in fact the neighboring yard has one of the most beautiful specimens that I have ever seen. It is a huge, …

Organic Pesticide Power

All gardeners, including the most meticulous hobbyist gardener, eventually finds themselves battling a pest insect or pathogenic fungus. Fewer things are as …

Foliar Feeding – Possibilities & Realities

It’s the early 1950’s and we are in the greenhouse laboratories of Michigan State University’s Department of Horticulture. Enter Dr. H.B. Tuckey, head of …

The Mokara Orchid

Mokara orchids are inter-generic hybrids of arachnis X ascocentrum X vanda which have a large number of colors compared to other orchids. Mokara is probably …

Plant Disease Control with Biofungicide

A new approach to plant disease control is really a ‘rediscovered’ approach known as biofungicide. This is a method of attacking plant infection …

Phosphorus (P) – Both Friend and Foe

Phosphorus (P) is an essential major plant nutrient element, although among the other major elements, nitrogen (N), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) …